University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Peace Studies

This course explores the important interrelationships between peace, conflict and development. It offers a comprehensive introduction and analysis of the interrelationships between development, conflict and security in developing and transitional societies. development theory, policy and programming debates; interrelationships between insecurity, poverty and development; peace and peacebuilding (including conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction); human security issues; natural resource conflict, co-operation and management; environment and security in developing and fragile political contexts; and conflict-sensitive development principles and practices. It also equips its students with practical skills in order to design and manage projects and programmes in the field.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2.2 Honours or above) UK system or comparative result if outside UK. We also give serious consideration to applicants with non-traditional backgrounds and take relevant social science work experience into consideration. Level of English Requires for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent (with sub-tests not lower then 5.5).

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to peace studies; arms trade and arms control; conflict resolution theory; fragile states and the security-development nexus; international politics and security studies; introduction to African politics; religions, conflict and peacemaking in a post-secular world; cities in conflict; Africa study visit; African security studies; applied conflict resolution skills; gender, conflict and development; natural resource governance; peacekeeping and peacebuilding; regional and global security politics; social movements; the authoritarian challenge to democracy; dissertation project in a topic of a choice (related to peace studies).

Assessment methods

Coursework essays and extended dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,140 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

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